So I always always tell my clients that if they get an email that they are unsure about – to send it to me – whether they think its spam or hackers or domain renewals – they can forward it to me knowing that I will check it out for them.
So I have just had in one such email – pure and utter spam!!
So this email is basically from a company called webmarketingenquiry.com – which is not actually a company at all – just a holding page – and it saying that someone from brandenic.com has looked at the website and wants to tell them (out of the kindest of their heart of course!) that the website is
- not mobile ready,
- not responsive (kind of the same thing),
- not easy to read
- and in fact looks old and out dated!
And that for a small sum they could fix this for them..
Not exactly what they want to hear about a site I have just redesigned and built for them!!!
So having a look around I can see that it’s sent from one company with a reply-to address of another – always a good indication they are up to no good! On checking out the website I can again see that the first address redirects straight to the second address.
On hitting that website – the chat box pops up and lol and behold – hilariously – I think someone has just called me stupid!
Oh bless it really does pay to check out your own website before calling someone stupid!
No point emailing them – US based so no GDPR and – here was me thinking that all emails should have an unsubscribe link.. no way to unsubscribe without emailing them back (which just tells them someone is listening! and gets you more spam!)
So when I say that you can trust me – I mean it – I don’t resort to cheap marketing gimmicks to generate business – feel free to tell me your ridiculous email / web stories!